The European Commission have earmarked over €100 billion to spend on transport infrastructure in the current EU budget. The Commission also have committed to a 60% reduction in transport emissions before 2050. Meanwhile, transport emissions continue to rise across the continent. European countries have established national climate targets under both the Paris agreement and the ESR. If we are to meet such climate targets then investments will need to be made in order to succeed with our goals. Change goes where the money flows: if we are to decarbonise our transport sector then EU spending will need to play a larger role in ensuring that.
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The Paris Agreement’s objectives cannot be achieved without action to address rapidly growing emissions from international aviation and shipping, however these emissions sit outside of national targets. At the conclusion of COP21, the two UN agencies which regulate these sectors (ICAO for aviation and IMO for shipping) promised big action in 2016. Did they deliver?
The event will consider what progress, if any, was made this year, what impact it may have on these sectors and what needs to happen now.
Representatives from international companies, the European Commission, regional and national governments as well as the research sector will present innovative examples and recent evidence for electrified goods delivery and public transport. In Europe, electromobility can boost cities' and countries’ industrial strength while contributing to meet climate targets. MEP Miriam Dalli will deliver concluding remarks.
A networking lunch will follow the event, giving you the opportunity to discuss benefits of electrifying city logistics and public transportation systems with policymakers from EU institutions.
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Addressing representatives of Member States, Commission Representatives and MEPs, this event will release and discuss new evidence on which incentives Europe can give to accelerate the ultra-low-emission vehicles market and reach climate targets in the transport sector.
After 3 years of work, ICAO is due to agree a global climate deal for international aviation at its triennial assembly Sept 27 - Oct 7th. The outcome will be closely watched to see if the sector can take action to limit is considerable and growing climate impact.
Transport & Environment and Carbon Market Watch, with the support of WWF European Policy Office and AEF, organise a post-assembly lunch event to consider the outcome of the assembly and its implications for European climate and aviation policy. The event will present expert analysis of any agreement and discuss what are the next steps, in particular implications for the EU Emission Trading System.
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The Commission will soon present its plans for new vehicle safety standards. This will be a unique opportunity to propose safety improvements for cars, vans and trucks. This truck safety conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, safety organisations, cities and businesses to discuss how new standards could help EU countries to make their roads and streets safer.
This dinner, kindly hosted by Christel Schaldemose MEP and Ivan Štefanec MEP, will aim to contribute to the current Parliament and Council deliberations on the newly proposed type approval reform. The discussion will touch on the key provisions that are necessary to make the EU vehicle testing system more robust and independent, such as giving the Commission power to re-test cars, having better market surveillance of vehicles on the road, having better accountability of national regulators, and increased transparency.
Speakers will include representatives from EU institutions, consumers, technical services, third party testing organisations and NGOs.
You can register for the event here.
Did you know that European trucks still consume as much fuel as 20 years ago, making them very costly for our environment and economy?
In order toeasily and quickly learn everything there is to know about making trucks cleaner, Transport & Environment warmly invites you to this event, on 12-13 September 2016, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Thanks to a virtual reality installation, we will also let you be a truck driver to show you the importance of fuel efficiency for lorries.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to give an interview explaining why it is essential to legislate on fuel efficiency for trucks.
The inauguration will take place on 12 September, 18:30.
With the support of Mep Karima Delli
This event will feature the launch of an IVL/CE Delft study commissioned by T&E which analyses the potential of ship NOx emissions abatement and identifies measures additional to NOX emissions control areas (ECA) through the IMO that need to be taken by the EU to prevent ship NOx emissions overtaking land-based sources.
RESCHEDULED: This event was rescheduled following the Brussels terror attacks of 22 March. To register, see below. For those of you who had registered for the original event, we kindly ask that you re-register.
Transport & Environment (T&E) warmly invites you to an all-day conference in Brussels to discuss the decarbonisation of road transport.
Bringing together key policy makers from member states, permanent representations, the Commission and the research community, the debate will focus on how European fuel economy standards can help EU countries meet their 2030 climate targets.